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Give me the pack with the nasty lungs, please.

September 1, 2009

I hate to be the one to break it to the New York Department of Health but graphic  anti-smoking ads really don’t accomplish much.  Every box of cigarettes sold in Canada has a huge statement in black and white about just how horrible cigarette smoking is for you and those around you.  Many of the ads include pictures of diseased lungs or cancerous mouth tumors.

Despite these warnings and incredibly high tobacco taxes, smoking prevalence is 26% in Saskatchewan and only 14% in Iowa.  Just saying.

I don’t know what to tell you.  People know that smoking is bad for their health.  People are just going to smoke.  It’s a choice that they make.  Smoking prevalence will never be zero.  Smokers are endlessly harassed and ostracized by smoking by-laws and anti-tobacco advertising rules and hide the cigarette regulations for stores.  When is it enough?

One Comment leave one →
  1. purple permalink
    September 1, 2009 8:02 pm

    Your blog is very popular 🙂 (good thing)

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